The analytical lab is situated in the Microbiology and Biochemistry building and has served the university community and the general public’s analysis needs for many years.

The facility is open to analyses from the public on various types of analyses. We try and offer a service custom-made to your needs using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS), Gas Chromatography (GC), and Gas Chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). To that end, we are open to offering a once-off analysis or forming part of your research project over long periods.

We invite you to come to talk to us about your analysis needs.



Even though we can offer a custom-made analysis for your samples, we specialise in:

  • Ethanol, Methanol, and Acetaldehyde from fermented liquors
  • Volatile fatty acids (C2-C8) from aqueous media
  • Fatty acid composition of vegetable/nut oils
  • Plant sterols from serum/milk
  • Mono/Disaccharides: Glucose, Fructose, Galactose, Sucrose, Lactose, etc.
  • Non-volatile organic acids: Lactic, Tartaric, Citric, etc.
  • Qualitative analysis of water (drinking, surface, and sewerage) samples for organic contaminants (pesticides, pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse, etc.)
  • Quantitative analysis of these organic contaminants in water
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of these analytes in any matrix if the client prepares the sample beforehand



Dr Gabre Kemp

Dr Gabré Kemp

Senior Researcher
+ 27 51 401 7464

Sarel Marais

Sarel Marais

Senior Officer: Professional Services
+27 51 401 2396


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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